Indonesian capital extends state of emergency as Covid-19 cases rises


Indonesia's Red Cross personnel wearing protective suits spray disinfectant on the road to prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in Jakarta, on Sunday (March 29). - Reuters

JAKARTA: The Indonesian capital of Jakarta has extended its state of emergency as the number of Covid-19 cases has surged across the country, local media reported on Sunday (March 29).

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan announced that a two-week extension of the status until April 19, a move aiming at slowing down the spread of the virus.

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